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Our next Sound the Alarms draw will take place on August 3rd! Take the Pledge to get your name entered!
Firefighters have started to visit homes in the City to raise awareness about the importance of working Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms. We will not visit homes who have completed the Alarm Pledge.
When a fire starts, smoke and flames spread fast. Only a working smoke alarm will give you and your family the early warning to escape a fire safely. Smoke alarms must be installed on every level of your home and outside all sleeping areas.
Carbon Monoxide alarms must be installed adjacent to sleeping areas in home with a fuel burning appliance and/or an attached garage.
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Carbon Monoxide - New Ontario Regulation
Carbon Monoxide is a colourless, tasteless, odourless gas , slightly less dense than air and mixes well with air. A person can be exposed to the gas and not realize its presence. CO is primarily produced by incomplete combustion of fuels such as natural gas, propane, heating oil, gasoline, charcoal and wood.
To prevent CO poisoning, be sure to maintain and operate fuel burning appliances, inspect, clean and maintain chimneys, flues and flue pipes. Avoid hazardous activities, such as idling a vehicle in the garage, unsafe use of generators or BBQs indoors. Always install and maintain CO alarms in the home.
The new regulation requires all residential occupancies with a fuel burning appliance and/or attached garage to install and maintain Carbon Monoxide alarms adjacent to sleeping areas. Carbon Monoxide alarms are required to be installed by April 15th, 2015 at the latest for residential occupancies with no more than six residential suites. Residential occupancies with more than six residential suites are required to install and maintain CO alarms by October 15th, 2015.
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